Chebling pastureland, Merak in Trashigang
However, that would contravene provisions in the Land Act 2007
Pasture: While the agriculture ministry would soon implement tsamdro and sokshing provisions in accordance with the land act, as announced during the recent assembly session, herders from Merak and Sakteng appealed to the government to “reconsider” the decision.
Nomads from Merak and Sakteng in Trashigang said tsamdro (pastureland) rights should be reinstated to individual thram (land registration certificate), as was the practice before the Land [... Read More]
In session: Good governance committee’s chairperson presents the review of the performance auditing report
NC’s good governance committee reviewed the lease of government land and GRF land and mines
NC: Lack of policy framework, weak enforcement of legal provisions and occupation of government land and government reserved forest (GRF) land, were the highlights of the Good Governance Committee’s review report.
The committee had reviewed the Royal Audit Authority’s performance auditing of lease of government land and GRF land and mines, which was released in August last year.
Presenting the report [... Read More]
180 students participated in the championship
Taekwondo: Drukyul Taekwondo Club bagged eight gold, three silver and five bronze medals to win the first Invitational Taekwondo Championship held in the capital yesterday.
Fifteen teams, including seven from Assam, Darjeeling, Mizoram, Sikkim, Gorkhaland, Jaigoan and Bodoland clubs participated in the two-day championship.
Bodoland Taekwondo Club came second after winning three gold, three silver and four bronze medals. Thimphu Taekwondo Club was third with one gold, four silver and six bronze medals.
About 180 students [... Read More]
Meet the PM: Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay was the lone Cabinet minister to meet the press yesterday
Lyonchhoen said the govt. awaits the pay commission report before deciding on vehicle import
Meet- the- press: The government, Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay said will lift the ban on import of vehicles following pay commission’s recommendations on addressing the pool vehicle and vehicle quota systems in the civil service.
The only one representing the Cabinet at yesterday’s meet-the-press session, Lyonchhoen said the only reason the government was extending the ban was because it was awaiting the [... Read More]
His Majesty the King shares a moment with the people at Samten Chhoiling Lhakhang in Tsakaling, Mongar
Visit: His Majesty the King accompanied by Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen visited Silambi gewog of Mongar yesterday.
Before that, on February 5, Their Majesties visited Tsakaling and Chali gewogs.
These remote settlements are connected by bumpy farm roads save for a few communities, precariously perched on hilltops, looking down at the roads, waiting for it to snake up to them.
Their Majesties visited the Samten Chhoiling Lhakhang and the Nagtshang in Tsakaling, where the people [... Read More]
The doe that was seeking refuge in the sewage tank in Babesa, Thimphu on February 4
Wildlife: The sambar (deer) that foresters rescued from the sewage tank in Babesa on February 4 did not jump into the sewerage tank by accident.
Sambar , foresters say, run towards river or water bodies, if they are near, to protect themselves from predators.
The deer was rescued and later freed in the forest above Khasadrapchu, and not Decehncholing as reported earlier. The latest rescue, he said was the third of a sambar from the [... Read More]
Information and communications minister, DN Dhungyel answers council’s question yesterday
One, a Nu 1B newly named employment guaranteed program, and two, a direct employment onea
Report: If the cabinet endorses the proposal, about 2,500 unemployed youth will be guaranteed jobs in a year.
This would be done under the unemployment benefit scheme, which will now be called “employment guaranteed program”, an initiative under the new government as pledged.
A report, prepared in response to the assembly’s Kengkhar-Weringla representative Rinzin Jamtsho’s question, stated that the program would [... Read More]
The rock face on which the art were made
Archaeology:Located along a riverbed in the upper reaches of Thimphu are a series of open-air rock art. These rock art are set on a single, exposed rock face that stands along a tributary of the Thimchu.
The contents of the rock art are varied in style, media, and theme. The earliest assemblage, which I label ‘prehistoric,’ includes several pictographs in red, along with a single petroglyph.
They are all zoomorphic in subject. The assemblage comprises [... Read More]
The finalists with Secretary General of Bhutan Basketball Federation, Tokey Dorji
For the second tournament in a row, team Phojas turned out to be second best
Basketball: Team Wizards once again got the better of their archrival, Phojas, when they beat them to lift the winner’s trophy of the winter basketball championship in the finals played yesterday.
This was the second consecutive final Phojas lost to Wizards. Wizards became the first club champions in May last year after beating Phojas.
Both teams reached the final without losing [... Read More]
Lyonpo Dorji Choden
Works and human settlement minister shared this target with council members
NC Q-Hour: To have about five dzongkhag thromdes (district towns) and another five yenla (satellite) thromdes spread across the country was one of the main targets to achieve for works and human settlement ministry.
Works and human settlement minister Dorji Choden shared this with the National Council members while responding to Tsirang’s council representative Kamal Bdr Gurung, who asked the minister when the government [... Read More]